Lighthouse Point Wedding | Ryann+Rich

Last Saturday Ryann and Rich were married in West Haven with a  reception that followed at Lighthouse Point. It was a rather hot, steamy summer night that evening – despite the breezes off the ocean….

this is Ryann moms engagement ring in THE ORIGINAL BOX— of course, I was immediately struck by the cool , old logo!

Ryann got a lot of details and inspiration from Etsy – including this program which I just thought was one of the most interesting ones I’d ever seen…


Sit down for a moment.

I have been in this business 20 years now.

I’ve shot something like 400+ weddings. I have NEVER…. N E V E R seen a dog allowed in a church!!!!  I was stunned—amazed and completely thrilled!

(hence the rather inordinate amount of doggy pix to follow)

their friend Richie supplied his vintage 1952 car for the couple to use right before the wedding!    I was PSYCHED—yellow, vintage 1950’s!!!!!!

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so well behaved and so CUTE!!!!!

I just loved this backlight on Ryanns veil—

…and you know, i’m always looking for a reason to take off-the-cuff portraits.

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just some of the touches : milk glass vases on all the tables with the world’s most adorable table number cards

tiny, sandy little ringbearer shoes—long since missing their owner!

YES! YES! YES!!! a bride that will sit in her dress!!!

you KNOW I wanted to stuff these groovy napkins in my pockets!!

I got all excited when i saw this : soda pop bottles – handmade pinwheels used as seating cards!

something about this one shot just gets me—

not sure if this is an Etsy find as well – but I really thought they did a great job on the circus-themed typography with their guest sign in board

a continuation of the yellow theme – the late night candy extravaganza!!

and finally – a couple of my ‘vintage frame’ thingamabobs i’m still fooling around with.

Thanks in particular to Carrie Sartor of Lyndsey Hamilton Events for all of her help that day!


  1. Robin Dini on June 30, 2010 at 7:32 pm

    i love your vintage thing a ma bobs. my favorite is that shot of them kissing in the car. I LOVE the yellow details in this wedding. Foxon park soda…very cute seeing as it’s made right there in that neighborhood 😉

  2. Meg on June 30, 2010 at 8:19 pm

    Wow! Amazing photos and amazing wedding! It looks like so much fun – a photographer’s dream!

  3. Deb MacLennan on June 30, 2010 at 8:30 pm

    Robert, You are a genius….I love what you did with all the touches we had at the wedding….It will be a night we will never forget and you made it all possible with your beautiful pictures. It was like reliving the whole experience….You brought everything to life….Thank you….

  4. Gloria Timpanelli on June 30, 2010 at 11:23 pm

    Just beautiful! The photos are amazing…wonderful photographer. He captured so many of the details. The wedding was spectacular. Ryann and Rich are such a beautiful couple.

  5. Eileen Broderick on July 1, 2010 at 9:07 am

    Seriously, Robert–I don’t know how you could have kept your cool on this day–it’s like every last detail was your dream come true!! You were MADE to shoot this wedding–they are so lucky to have found you! All of the vintage/cool details! I laughed when I saw those napkins and your comment! Hard to pick a favorite here but my two faves are the one of them in the car kissing (perfect!) and the vertical of her–the last image–in the vintage frame. Gorgeous.

  6. Cheryl Cronin on July 1, 2010 at 3:29 pm

    Are you serious!!!! These are gorgeous! Every last one of them! This wedding was made just for you Mr. Norman and you made it even more perfect with these images!

  7. Erik Maziarz on July 2, 2010 at 12:10 pm

    love that middle shot of them on the rocks with the lighthouse towering behind them. really cool perspective and scale. crazy details and candids too! awesome post!

  8. Stacy A. Rivera on July 2, 2010 at 1:04 pm

    Life is not about the number of breaths you take…..it’s about the moments that take your breath away.~S.A.R~
    Ryann & Rich you took my breath away, what a beautiful wedding. I really wish I could of been there to celebrate with you. Please know that I wish you all of life’s greatest things ~ today, tomorrow, and forever.
    Thank you for sharing your wedding pictures with me. Your photographer is by far the best I’ve ever seen, incredible pictures, incredible memories.

    All My Love

    Nothing says true love more than having your K-9 at the altar!!

  9. Andrea Nagy on July 5, 2010 at 12:16 pm

    Loved the photos. This wedding was one of the most memorable nights of my life and I love that I can look back at these photos and remember it like it was yesterday. Love the candids u shot of my son (lil’ ringbearer), they put a huge smile on his face! Great job,Ry & Rich couldn’t of picked a more perfect photographer for their wedding, job well done!! 🙂

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